About Us

Our Story

New Life Christian Church is founded on the Good News that God has done everything necessary to bring us into a relationship with him. The Good News tells us that the power of God’s Kingdom has entered history in order to renew us, and the world. Believing in Jesus and his finished work on the cross for our relationship with God, releases the power of God’s kingdom to work in and through us. The Gospel is more than just a way to enter God’s kingdom, it is also the way to address every problem that we encounter and the way to progress in personal growth and freedom.

Our Vision

At New Life Christian Church we seek to be a loving community growing followers of Christ. We seek to do this with:

Our Mission

Our History

New Life Christian Church was planted by migrants from the Netherlands in the early 1950s. It was first established as the Blacktown Reformed Church, and later became known as the Blacktown Christian Reformed Church. Today in order to reflect the ongoing new life promised by the Lord Jesus Christ who is the head of the church we are now called New Life Christian Church.

The people of New Life Christian Church are a family of ordinary people from all walks of life who believe that Jesus Christ is Saviour and Lord. We love to meet together and get to know new people. Our vision as a church is to be a loving community growing followers of Christ.

Our Connections

The Christian Reformed Churches of Australia were established in the early 1950’s. In those early years some 50 churches were planted all over the nation. Christian Reformed believers trace their spiritual roots to the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation represented a call to people everywhere to return to the Bible’s teaching as follows:

  • Scripture alone is the final authority by which we are to live. (2 Tim 3:14-17)
  • Christ alone is the one true Saviour of the world. (Acts 4:10-12)
  • Salvation is a gift of grace alone and is not earned. (Ephesians 2:8)
  • We are saved by faith alone and not by works. (Ephesians 2:8-9)
  • Our salvation and all we do in response is for the glory of God alone. (Romans 11:36; 1 Corinthians 10:31)

Christian Reformed churches are confessional churches that uphold the confessions of the Reformation including the Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, Canons of Dort and Westminster Confession.

Christian Reformed believers also see themselves to be in spiritual continuity with God’s people from the time of the early church in the Bible.

Our Team

Staff


Brian Vaatstra
Pastor


Glenn Dillon
Ministry Worker


Tania Vander Noord
Women’s Worker


Ingrid Vaatstra
Children’s Worker


Bernie Coleman
Schools Worker


Kalista Klomp
Administrator


Joshua Kooy
Student Minister

Elders


Brian Vaatstra
Pastor

Glenn Dillon
Ministry Worker

Jack DeVries
Elder

Vance Green
Elder

John Johansen
Elder

Babu Kotha
Elder

John Kruss
Elder
Ray Pillay
Elder

Mahen Samaranayake
Elder

Jason Spits
Elder

Troy Vander Noord
Elder

Hank Vanderpol
Elder

Joshua Kooy
Session Clerk

Deacons | Practical Help


Anke Green
Deacon

Glenn Johns
Deacon

Nigel Rutgers
Deacon